A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 103 km S of Iquique, Chile (64 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68.82 km (43 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:48:36 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005a85. Id of event: us20005a85. Exact location of event, longitude -70.2342 West, latitude -21.1509 South, depth = 68.82 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 20:48:36 / March 12, 2016 @ 8:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 103 km S of Iquique, Chile.
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